Discover the spectacular power of light with this visually stunning celebration of the multitude of ways in which light based technology has shaped our society Be inspired by state of the art science sixteen beautiful, straightforward chapters demonstrate the science behind the fascinating and surprising ways in which light can be harnessed and used, from displays, solar cells and the Internet to advanced quantum technologies Be dazzled by brilliant color dramatic design and radiant color illustrations bring cutting edge science and groundbreaking innovations to life, clearly explaining the fundamental principles behind them Be part of something bigger published in association with the Institute of Photonic Sciences ICFO to celebrate theUNESCO International Year of Light, it is perfect for anyone interested in the frontiers of science, engineering or medicine, and in the phenomenal technological advances that have been made possible by human innovation